Bread Sticks with Tahini

Tahinli Çubuklar

The dough in this recipe is the first dough recipe I have ever baked. I don’t know where I get the recipe from but I used it as pizza dough for a very long time.

When I prepared the dough, I was planning to make pizza, however, as usual I failed, to check the other ingredients and saw that I don’t have anything but cream cheese and tahini. Hence I decided to make tahini ship biscuit.

Breadsticks with Tahini

I tried to make them according to my mom’s recipe. I made the slices thinner than usual and here comes the bread sticks.

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Borek with Kataifi

Kadayıf Böreği

Kataifi, or shredded phyllo dough, is a very common dessert ingredient in the Middle Eastern, Turkish and Greek cuisines. Like baklava, it is sweetened with sugar syrup or honey. There are some varities for preparing it. The most popular one is “kunefe” which has unsalted cheese in it and is served while it is still warm.

Borek with Kataifi

In Turkey, it is very easy to find a phyllo dough maker, and most of the time those stores have kataifi dough as well. In the US, however, I could not find uncooked kataifi for a very long time. There are precooked kataifi in the Middle Eastern, Turkish or Greek markets, and as you can imagine, you have limited options with those.

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